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and abortion. correspondent steve brown tells us where that race stands right now. >> this race is not over. i -- i'm not assuming anything. >> senator clare mccaskill is nothing if not careful. she's maintained a safe distance from fellow democrat president obama who's not popular in her home state. and the missouri senator hovers just a bit more than two points above republican congressman todd akin in the real clear politics average of show-me state senate polling. on undecideds are eyebrow raising 10%. >> this is probably two-thirds pro republican undecided so there's enough there, i think, for akin to make up the difference, if he gets the help he needs. >> help has been in short supply in the last three weeks since his gaffe about quote, legitimate rape. and shunned by national republican leaders including mitt romney. >> basically we lift the barn and they put the barn on top of us. in suburban st. charles county. it's not akin folks are mad at. >> we've probably had nor people looking for akin signs after the way he was treated by the party establishment folks in washington d.c. >> i a
steve sedgwick following the story in thmadrid, but firs out to stefane in paris. it sounds like there will be a contrast with the spanish budget. it's tax hikes that seem to be the focus. >> in france it will be focus on tax hikes. that's the decision about to be announced by the french government. basically 20 billion euros in additional taxes in the budget for the next year. and only 10 billion euros in spending cuts. that's the plan to reach the deficit target. that's the best case scenario because the budget is based on a growth assumption of 0.8% which seems to be far too optimistic. plenty of private economists believe the french economy won't grow more than 0.3% next year. in that case, the government will need to find an additional 5 feweuro of spending cuts on t of what will be announced today. the budget will include one very symbolic measure, new tax rate of 75% for people earning more than 1 million euros per year. it will be implemented only on around 2,000 people and it will raise only 200 million euros. so that's a symbolic measure that the prime minister has been
critical for the governor. let's bring in "news nation" panel. david godfrin, michael and steve daise, conservative radio talk show host. thanks to you for being with me on this friday. steve, let me start with you. these new poll numbers, the head-to-head showing the president now ahead in all three states, north carolina, nevada and new hampshire. new hampshire, of course, romney's home away from home where he has a vacation spot. governor romney's favorables continue to be underwater in all but north carolina now. combine these numbers with what we've seen all week, how worried are republicans? how worried are they that we're approaching the point where it might be time to focus on the congressional races? >> i think people are getting very worried, and i had a pollster doing conservative polling for three decades on my show last night. he said it may be time to go back to a 1996 model of telling the american people, listen, if you're going to re-elect bill clinton, you better have republicans in the congress to make sure to keep him in check. i think it may be a little early for t
't have wealth. that's who he needs to be. >> it sounds like steve is saying let mitt be mitt. is it too late for that? >> well, it's not as though people don't understand who mitt romney is. i'm coming to you from my hometown of madison, wisconsin. wisconsin is a swing state, and wisconsin is the home state of paul ryan, who is also on the republican ticket. the gamble that the republicans made was that he would give them a bump here in the upper midwest, and that has not happened. it's not because paul ryan fails to connect with people or people don't know who mitt romney is. i think we are witnessing a full-scale swing in the pendulum. here in wisconsin scott walker survived the recall effort, but you have tammy baldwin pulling ahead of tommy thompson, a double-digit swing from where he was. she used to be trailing after the democratic convention. president obama is pulling ahead in the upper midwest. i think this may be less about -- this is only mitt romney, and mitt has to be mitt and it's all about mitt. this runs deeper than that. this is a sort of recentering of the american ele
get a preview with our market panel right now. keith springer with me along with steve wood and mandy drury. thank you for joining us. let me get your take, steve. on the jobs report on friday, what should we expect? >> i think it's going to come in lighter than the adp. the adp has been a poor indicator of the jobs number. i think there's a reason the fed gave us qe-3, because they saw the softness in the labor market. i think it could come in a little on the weak side. more importantly, the official jobs number is the revisions backwards. they've been going back through previous months and knocking down those numbers. i think i wouldn't be surprised if it came in a little soft. >> kate, do you agree with that? if so, is this priced into the market? >> yes, absolutely priced in, maria. great question. what they're going to expect is for it to be terrible. if it isn't terrible, we'll see a rally. what matters most to this market is earnings. we're in pre-earnings disappointment season where we're going to float a little bit until earnings come out. we've seen a friend where earnings h
. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no inco
couch to 5k. but i do want to offer you something of value. trainer steve tells us why strength training is so important in a running program. >> running beats you up. running is not an easy restorative exercise that makes you better. running tears you apart. it's harder on your joints, harder on your us muss -- on your muscles. you get better from recovering from all the exercise. that holds true for all exercise but the strength is going to help you last longer. it's going to help you feel better. it's going to help you run faster and with more confidence. >> trainer steve, very smart guy. this is what week three looks like. five-minute warm-up, two rounds of this. jog two minutes, walk two mince, jog three minutes, walk two minutes. you can find out more tips from trainer steve and my experiences along the way on my new blog on tum letter. it's -- tumbler. it's called couch to 5k with jessica dial. i'm starting week three today. get off the couch. run with me. howard bernstein? >> trainer steve saying it's hard on your knees. not a great endorsement but at least you lost five pounds s
very upset. good morning, it's wednesday, october 4. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's go straight to jacqui jeras. little cloud cover. shenandoah valley if have limited visibility at 5 miles or more. here are the sprinkles we are dealing with. inhave a little action spalding county, culpeper county, rappahannock, fauquier county. what you see on the radar is not reaching the ground. the headlines, clouds and showers this morning giving way sunshine by this afternoon. a big weekend cooldown everybody needs to know about in the seven-day forecast. first, 71 at 9:00, 76 at noon, degrees at 5:00 with partly cloudy skies, so be patient. be a nice day later today. back to you. >> thank you. are big story this morning, obama and challenger to themney returning today and just after their first debate in denver to. in virginia will be the president campaigns in colorado and wisconsin. will touch on many issues, heard in the debate including the economy. brianne carter is outside the up.te house with a wrap- >> the economy was at the forefront of this debate last night. campai
steve heideman. steve stevens or senior advisor for middle east initiatives. he has taught at columbia. he is extensively published, has also directed the center for democracy and civil studies and civil society at georgetown university. he is a terrific asset to the institute. this project is one that is driven by syria with assistance, technical assistance and other kinds of assistance from the institute and sister institution in germany. it is very important that these kinds of efforts be driven by local populations, things that are handed down from the united states that typically don't work all that well and so we are very pleased that you're all here. i hope you have lots of questions and steve if i could turn this over to you. >> thank you very much gem for opening this morning and let me add my welcome. we are delighted to see you while here this morning. it's going to be of very a very very interesting conversation about syria after assad and the challenges of managing a post-assad transition. as jim mentioned, this event this morning is in many ways the culmination of a proje
trail, on your tv screen. what is it really all about? steve pagliuca one of those that runs the firm joins me. >>> just when we need it most. what is it? i'll explain. >>> and, finally, candidate barack obama of brazil? but first here's my take. president obama has sewed up the -- surged in the polls this week, and republicans have been quick to figure out the problem. mitt romney. peggy noonan said his rolling campaign has been a calamity. shouldn't it puz puzzle us that romney's campaign is so incompetent, given his reputation for, well, competence. after all he founded one of the leading firms, turned around the salt lake city olympics and was a very successful governor. how did he get so clumsy so fast? in fact, the problem is not romney. but the new republican party, given the direction it has moved and pressures from the extreme, powerful elements, any nominee would face the same challenge. can you be a serious candidate for the general election while not outraging the republican base? fox news anchor brit hume refused to dwell on romney's economic policies he would put in plac
their own medical coverage. so let's debate this. steve moore, senior economics writer for "the wall street journal", dr -- [inaudible] ceo of vital springs technologies and author of "get off the dime: the secret of changing who pays for your health care." and simon rosenberg, president and founder of the new democrat network, also a former clinton campaign adviser. gentlemen, thanks so much for being here. steve, let me start with you. so places like sears and olive garden, red lobster, they're going to give their employees a chunk of change, and supposedly you can go out and buy your own insurance. is this a great idea or a horrible idea? [laughter] >> i actually kind of like the direction here of, basically, saying to workers you can shop around, you can buy the health care plan that really suits your need. so it's a kind of freedom of choice approach. now, the way this ties in, by the way, allison, to obama's health care plan that you were talking about a minute ago is that under obama's plan what you're seeing is a lot of employers are dropping their health care plans that they provid
against the new york mets. steve harrigan live from miami marlins park. steve hit by his very first pitch. vertigo, double vision. did adam greenberg ever give up on the sport that he grew up on and loved? >> adam greenberg says since his boyhood, he had always dreamed of playing as a major league baseball player and says despite seven years of waiting and the hard injuries, he said he never gave up on that dream and the more you hear this young man talk, you realize he is someone with a remarkable attitude. >> i was at a low point a few times. but always realizing that there is light at the end and no matter what, you have two choices, you can stay down and just feel sorry for yourself or get up and keep going. >> greenberg behind signed a one-day contract for this game with the miami marlins. but he says at 31, he's still hoping to sign on full time with a team for next season, bill. >> bill: he's gotten some help with his comeback. what's happened there? >> a huge on-line drive by a film maker who says he's been inspired by greenberg hopes to get him another at bat. he said the inspira
, where does he run after last night's sweeping win? let's talk. here now is democratic strategist steve mcmahon. and then cnbc contributor geoff jennifer rubin, author of the "washington post" right turn blog. jennifer was it a game changer for the whole presidential race? >> it potentially can be. what has to happen now romney has to build on that day after day. the difficulty they've had, this was true in the primary as well, they have a few good days and then they get off message or they fumble the ball a little bit. if they can string together one good day after another they only have to do it 33 more times they can get it done. >> growth, jennifer. growth, tax reform, lower the base, broaden the base, jobs. he had the kudlow script last night. >> he did. what is so telling is that the president is so thrown off balance he's insisting that romney has changed his plan because he wasn't giving the obama talking points. >> well now hold on. >> the democrats have mischaracterized romney's plans up the ying yang. so when he comes forward and tells what his plans are it's a shock. they th
, a defiant steve jobs waited weeks before acknowledging an antenna problem in the iphone 4. >> then, there are some customers who are having problems with their iphone 4s. and i apologize to them. >> reporter: a rare concession from a man whose drive for perfection made apple number one. given how detail oriented steve jobs was, one has to wonder if something so blatantly obvious would have happened under his watch. >> i think on one hand, we can definitely assume that he would have been really meticulous and he would have found these errors. but on the other hand, this could have been his fault. he was really pushing for a separation between google and apple. >> reporter: and apple ceo today went as far as suggesting that customers continue to use going google maps and other rival products until apple works out the glitches in its own program. clearly a humbling day for him. >> your iphone alarm still works for "gma" in the morning. >> reporter: i'll be up early. >> we'll see you then. >>> still much more ahead on "world news" this friday night. the political power couple and their
. now, it's one year since steve jobs passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. carl quintanilla that been looking back at his life. >> it may go unmatched for generations. >> a truly magical and revolutionary product. >> steve jobs introduced one grainy innovative product after another. consider 244 million iphones sold, 131 million desktops and laptop, 84 billion ipads, 350 million ipods. and while at apple, jobs had his hand in every part of every creation. >> steve jobs was not really an engineer, not really a programmer. he was very hands on from the design, the execution, the menus, the fonts, the colors. >> i didn't want to tell you i had steve martin on my ipod. >> jobs created a whole new way to appreciate music, using software he designed on devices he designed at a price he set. >> he wanted to sell songs, not albums. selling songs in many respects was -- >> jobs the inventor, the man who changed mobile communication, and digital entertainment, may just have been the greatest retailer of all time. >> apple stores are the single most profitable store on a sq
is to introduce steven heydemann. steve is the senior adviser for middle east initiative. he taught at colombia. he is published and directed if the senator for democracy and civil society at georgetown university. steve is terrific asset to the institute. the project is one that it driven by syrians. with assistance technical assistance and other kinds of assistance from the institute in a sister constitution in germany. it's very important that these kinds of efforts be driven by local populations. things that are handed down from the united states typical don't work all that well. and so we are very pleased that you're all here. i hope you have lots of questions. and steve, if i can turn this over to you. >> thank you very much. thank you very much for opening us this morning. and let me add my welcome to jim's we're delighted to see you here this morning. it's going to be a very, very interesting conversation about syria after assad and the challenges of managing a post assad transition. as jim mentioned, this event this morning is in many ways the cull min nation of a project that has been
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with the president. the fundamental flaw as crypted by steve croft. they say it's not just islam it's the extremist wing of islam and name me another country other than indonesia and turkey where the fundamentalist islam has then nonviolent or promoted women or any other things. the newspapers all missed this because they don't have a religious perspective. >> rick: the assassination of our ambassador and two former seals. where was cri, bumps in the road, where was the criticism in that comment? >> i think the wave in change and in the wave the change there is going to be bumps in in the road. i don't think he meant to suggest and most people did not interpret that the death of four american officials is a bump in the road. but there was so much in that 60 minutes interview, his calling netanyahu insistence on red line noise, there could have been so much followed up and wasn't. i'm really surprised. >> rick: when governor romney delivered his initial response after the attack on consulate in benghazi he was ganged up by the media. they coordinated his comments and after the 60 minutes interview n
- who gives a shit? i got raped. - uh-huh. steve, i guess you deserve to keep this for a while. - you know what? i think it's time for a change. wow, looks even better on this side. it's like a whole different shirt now. - you're an asshole, you know that? - [laughing evilly] she thinks i'm an asshole now. she doesn't even know that i spiked her coffee. good think i'll never tell a soul. it-- wait a minute. am i thinking this or saying this? - you spiked my coffee? - oops. - only you can prevent big vats of acid. oof! aah! [gurgling] - i [bleep] love it. - aah! [typing] ding! >> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york this is the daily show with jon stewart. (cheers and applause) >> jon: welcome to the daily show, my name is jon stewart. whoa, we got a show for you, joining us from the new york knicker bockers basketball club mr. amare stoudemire will be joining us. we will trade notes on how each of us celebrated yom kippur. now, obviously you have heard about the tensions in syria, iran, throughout the mideast. but there is a battle brewing much closer to ho
] live the regular life. phillips'. >> and another teacher strike. >>good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> all is quiet at the junior high school. teachers are picketing. classes are also canceled. with no new talks scheduled, this break may last a while. >> with no school for over 1800 kids, there is ample time to walk dogs as teachers walked the picket line. many parents support the unions fight with blue ribbons on display outside homes. dealing with the district's first ever strike is an inconvenient development. >> you never think that you have to worry about a strike. >> talks have been ongoing since april. both sides emerged disappointed. >> we're very sorry. we stayed at the table as long as we could. we're very disappointed. we wanted to see the children in school. we asked them to please stay. >> the teachers went on strike at midnight. the sticking points include health insurance retirement benefits, salary issues. >> it is imperative that we get those child
, democrats say those efforts disenfranchise disenfranchise -- steve harrigan is our n. our south florida newsroom. >> the florida republic company -- the state attorney attorney's office is investigating. the executive director of florida's republic party said when we learned about potential instances of voter registration fraud that occurred in palm beach florida. we inimmediately informed the republic national committee that we were terminating the contract with the voter registration vendor we hired at their request because there is no place for voter registration fraud in florida. we talked to the person where this all started in palm beach county, the election official said there said she noticed a number of documents seemed to have been written by the same hand. this investigation is growing now beyond palm beach county to 10 counties in florida. and five states as well where strategic allied consulting did some work, a company attorney frank petty said the following strategic has a zero tolerance policy for breaking the law. one county republic election supervisor i talked to earl
since steve jobs passing. d unsolicited advice today is f all of the mavericks in america, all the oplehat walk against the crowd, all e people who disagree with everybod t a classroom th says i do agree with what'savicks have me amergreat. if we lose our mavericks, we i unsolicited advice for themavericks, you keep it up. >> are there mavericks out there today? always hear about steve jobs. >> are they in montana? >> actually more coming to montana. and we have our own to begin with. >> he's a maverick in and of himself. he really is. >> this is what is different about america. we actually revere the mavericks. if you go everywhere else in the world, they doept. they wonder what's wrong with that person not conforming. we like the nonconformists. >> and we can start great businesses out of a garage. >> and john mccain the maverick probably would have done better in the presidential race. >> absolutely. i was just going to say that. you bring up mavericks, i'm not going to say it's easy. it's not easy to be a maverick. there's not that many. steve jobs, we always cite him. but
mean steve. >> my ears are a little stuffed up and a hint of a tickle at the back of my throat. >> he's dead. let's call it. >> time of death 2:15. >> no, i'm not dead. also it's 4:30. >> you wanted the best but you're getting replacement refs. >> first down. >> thank god that's over. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. five days to go until the first debate both sides are playing the expectations game. what we know is this prime time event is a crucial matchup for two candidates shadow boxing for months. rachel maddow will be angering our debate coverage starting at 8:00 on msnbc, 8:00 eastern and she joins me now to set the stage in our daily fix today. great to have you here. >> thanks. good to be with you. >> with the excitement about the debate one of the things you've been pointing out is, neither side have been talking about afghanistan. >> yeah. >> really the president as well. certainly not mitt romney. we've got people stationed, men and women, stationed in afghanistan and they're not talking about the war. you did a great segment on that last night. >> at least
. he is being paired with steve stricker. all right, coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," they will be live in our nation's capital. a new poll in shows us where the race for the white house stacks up just 39 days from election day. "morning joe" crew will break down the numbers for you. and when we come back here, we're going to huddle around the water cooler. last week "s&l" had fun at mitt romney's expense. we show a special thursday edition. last night it was president obama's turn to face some heat. we're going to show you that clip when "way too early" come right back. ♪ hey america, even though they don't need one, wes, clay and demarcus tried on the new depend real fit briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even while playing pro football. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. get a free sample and try one on for yourself. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia.
down here today. i wanted to hear walter isaacson speak upon einstein and said -- steve jobs and also lastly they talked about walter cronkite. any book that inspires anybody is great. sometimes we lose sight of the classics or they're recent classics provide tried to get mine students to read brave new world, mark twain, books that deal with racism that they could identify when they read but what is the message? and o
'm on the ballot, will be on the ballot in all 50 states. steve, right now we're on the ballot in 47 states and the district of columbia. we're litigated in the other three. so although there are other third-party candidates running this cycle, none of them are going to come close to what i just said. that said, um, where's the difference between the two? i'm going to argue that we should not bomb iran, that we should get out of afghanistan tomorrow, bring the troops home, that marriage equality is a constitutionally-guaranteed right. let's end the drug war, let's legalize marijuana now. i would have never signed the national defense authorization act allowing for you and i as u.s. citizens to be arrested and detained without being charged. i think that's why we've fought wars. i would have never signed the patriot act. i think the homeland security's incredibly redundant. tsa should not be the federal government, it should be airports, airlines, states, knew mispalties -- municipalities. balance the federal budget now. i think we all recognize that what we're doing is not sustainable. i th
and -- editor in chief of a web site. next to him is steve kelley. his editorial cartoons are distributed to newspapers nationwide by some tickets. he is also the, creator of the national syndicated comic strip. he was a veteran stand up comedian and has appeared several times on the tonight show. scott stantis works for the chicago tribune. his work is syndicated to over 180 newspapers. he is also the creator of the cartoon prickly city that appears here in our hometown washington post. please welcome the panelists today. [applause] >> i have been a free lancer for ever. i have never been a staff cartoonist even when i was with l.a. weekly. i was there 17 years as a freelancer sending my cartoons and. it taught me how to manage my own career as far as being self sustaining, on the broke cartoonist trying to raise a family. -- nonbroke cartoonist trying to raise a family. i have a lot to show you. of course, we just went through the conventions. forever an idea comes -- people ask where they come from. sometimes it is a bolt from the blue. sometimes chris rock writes them. this cartoon is
in the media. if steve cross had a follow-up to that, they never aired it. >> that's right, they never follow up with the president. the fundamental flaw in the media's thinking as exhibited, when the president says well, the organizing principle is islam, mr. president, it's not just islam, it's the extremist wing of islam and name me a country other than indonesia and maybe turkey though we don't know exactly where that's going where this fundamentalist islam has been nonviolent, has promoted equality of women or any other things. this is a fool's errand and the editorials in the newspapers miss this because they don't have a religious perspective. >> judy, the death, the assassination of our ambassador, of two former seals, of the state department employee, bumps in the road. where was the criticism over that comment? >> i think what the president was talking about was the broader context of the wave of change, and that in the wave of change, there are going to be bumps on the road. he -- i do not think that he meant to suggest an and most people did not interpret it to mean the death of f
david axelrod said, we don't need a president who shoots first and aims later. >> steve centanni, strong words on the show this is morning. >> reporter: you bet. >> eric: how will the handling of the attack effect the race for the white house? 43% of likely voters disapprove of the president's handling of the situation so far and 39% approve. will this put new focus on the foreign policy of the administration. >> brad and joe, good to see you here. >> good to be with you, eric. >> eric: brad, how do you think this will play into the campaign? >> i think, eric, it gets stranger and stranger each day. lives are being exposed. coverups are being exposed and frankly, it's clear to me that this didn't fit the political narrative that the white house wanted to have the american people believe. that is that osama bin laden is dead and al qaeda has been destroyed. osama may be dead, errickic, but al qaeda is killing american personnel and destroying american property. there is a heck of a lot of answers that have to be forthcoming, like why hasn't the fbi been able to get in there. how is it tha
at age 31. back to you. >>trace: we wish him luck. steve, thank you. >> "studio b" will be right back. >>trace: before we wrap it up in "studio b" today, an animal control officer in rhode island says the dog crammed into a front grill survived an 11 mile ride. the driver hit the dog in massachusetts but did not realize it and in rhode island another driver clued him in to the dog stuck in his grill the he called police and officers managed to get the dog out. a spokesman says that apart from a few minor injuries the dog is fine and animal control officials say they a
ago today, steve jobs, the visionary cofounder of apple, died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. the company remains an industry powerhouse despite the loss of their leader. >>> now on to our top story tonight. good news on the jobs front. according to the household survey, 700, i'm sorry, 873,000 people found a job last night. last month. that brought the unemployment rate down to 7.8% for the first time in 3 1/2 years. the employers survey though reported a very different number, only 114,000 people found a job. that means, 759,000 people found a job but they aren't showing up on the payroll. how is that possible? with me to sort it all out, phil angelides, former california treasurer and campaign surrogate for president obama. thank you so much for coming on the show tonight. >> a pleasure. melissa: a lot of people have spent the day trying to reconcile these two numbers. of course these surveys are done very differently. the household people call people at home, say are you looking, are you working? employer survey they grow to the employers look at pe
. there are lots of theories about what triggered the price rise. as steve kroft reported in 2009, many people believe it had more to do with wall street speculation than with oil companies. >> to understand what happened to the price of oil, you first have to understand the way it's traded. for years, it's been bought and sold on something called the commodities futures market. here at the new york mercantile exchange, it's traded alongside cotton and coffee, copper and steel by brokers who buy and sell contracts to deliver those goods at a certain price at some date in the future. it was created so that farmers could gauge what their unharvested crops would be worth months in advance, so that factories could lock in the best price for raw materials and airlines could manage their fuel costs. but in late 2007, that market started to behave erratically. and when oil doubled to more than $147 a barrel, no one was more suspicious than dan gilligan. >> we have to make sure that the futures market is an honest market. >> as the president of the petroleum marketers association, he represents more t
: steve, on the economy specifically, a majority of voters disapprove of the handling of the economy by the president. take a look at this. almost 60% think his economic policies have actually hurt the economy or made no difference at all and that of course is by far the number one issue yet 50% say he deserves to be reelected. do you think, steve, people believe the bill clinton argument that nobody, no president, could have actually solved this in four years? >> yeah, i do think that had some effect. there is no question that president obama came out of the conventions with a little bit of momentum. you talk, it is not only showing up in the public polling that we're talking about here today but talk to republican pollsters polling on senate and house races and they will talk about what they call the clinton bump. they have seen it across polling in various parts of the country that voters who are asked a question is the country on the right track, is the country on the wrong track, which most pollsters believe the single best determiner ho will win in november, there was a jump in
, entrepreneurship, innovation, and even people, you know, who work for apple. you know, they still celebrate steve jobs, one of the best entrepreneurs to ever hit our economy. i think it does resonate. i understand what he was trying to -- the point he was trying to make. i think elizabeth warren probably did it better early on but you do need to be careful. in some ways it's stating the obvious. government has a role. they have infrastructure, education, we all need that to perform our jobs, our start-up businesses, whatever. but, you know, is it going the next step and saying, well, you know, no matter how successful you are we're going to take some of it. that's what people were hearing. that's where the president needs to be careful. i do think that that theme did resonate. >> you could imagine, you're a person of -- a perfect person to channel this. you can imagine a very effective conservative -- republican message that was also kind of antiwall street? >> yeah. i wish we did. >> yes. exactly. >> i'm not into wall street. independent of wall street. >> the question is why has -- >> that's on
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